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The On Being Project

John Paul Lederach

Poetry From the On Being Gathering

This year, we were thrilled to host our very first On Being Gathering — a four-day coming-together of the On Being community for reflection, conversation, and companionship — at the 1440 Multiversity in the redwoods of Scotts Valley, California. We greeted each day with verse from some of our most beloved poets — and now we’d like to share these delightful moments with all of you. Peacemaker and poet John Paul Lederach opened Monday with a series of haikus.

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  • John Paul Lederach

    John Paul Lederach

    is a senior fellow at Humanity United, a project of the Omidyar Foundation, and professor emeritus of international peacebuilding at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.